Chicken Coconut Soup

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Kathy

A wonderfully spicy and creamy soup that screams with flavor. The Thai name for this soup is Tom kha gai.

Top Review by Cadylynn

This recipe just goes to prove that I can make Thai food every bit as delicious as our favorite restaurant, with the help of someone on recipezaar! That flavor is amazing! I followed the recipe exactly but also added a small can of bamboo shoots to copy our local Thai restaurant's "Chicken Tom Kha" soup. Thank you so much for posting. I'll be making this again and again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grill the chicken breast and shred it. Set aside.
  2. Saute the mushrooms with the butter. Set aside.
  3. Grind the ginger, shallots, chiles and garlic to make a paste. (you might want to add a little salt to help break down the spices into a paste).
  4. In a sauce pan, combine the chicken broth, coconut milk and spice paste. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken and mushrooms to the soup.
  6. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Squeeze fresh lime into the soup to taste.
  8. Serve with fresh cilantro and basil on top.

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